A Doctor who recently returned from treating patients in Africa tests POSITIVE for the deadly virus — after spending SEVEN days riding NYC’s subway, bowling and traveling in Uber taxis.
There is growing concern today for those closest to New York’s Ebola-stricken doctor after his fiancée and two friends were placed in quarantine.
Dr Craig Spencer, 33, is being cared for in isolation at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan after being confirmed as the first Ebola case in the country’s most populous city.
He was taken in an ambulance by a hazmat crew from his home in Harlem on Thursday morning with 100.3F fever, diarrhea, nausea, pain and fatigue.
The NYPD were seen cordoning off the street where the doctor lives with his 30-year-old fiancee, Morgan Dixon. She is also in quarantine at Bellevue as a precaution but has no symptoms. Two of the doctor’s friends have been asked to self-quarantine at home.
Dr Spencer returned to the U.S. on October 17 from Ebola ‘hot zone’ Guinea where he was treating patients with non-profit, Doctors Without Borders.
New York officials have been preparing for months for the possibility of an Ebola outbreak but confirmation of the first case still sent waves of fear through the city.
Dr Spencer moved around New York City for a week between the time he arrived back from Africa on October 17 and the time he fell ill on October 23 – raising concerns about who else he may have come into contact with while infected with the virus.
Read more: Daily Mail